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Our Views: Don’t give up on jail reform drive

“There is a lot of credit to go around for the 10-bill package that is aimed at reducing prison populations by 10 percent or more over the next decade, and plowing savings into a stronger effort to prepare prisoners — with basic education, paired with job skills — to leave the jails and make it on the outside. If it all works out, Louisiana would no longer be America’s incarceration leader, a distinction we have held for two decades.”